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SurgeonsVoice: Cutting Edge Advocacy

SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons Professional Association's (ACSPA) nationwide, interactive advocacy program that provides surgeons with the tools to strengthen its impact in Congress and around the country. Fellows hold a seamless membership in both the ACS and ACSPA.

Utilizing the extensive tools and resources available at you can:

Become a surgeon advocate. Online resources available at allow surgeons to engage and build valuable relationships with lawmakers, advance pro-surgery policy and legislation, and help foster champions for surgery on Capitol Hill.

Become an HPAC Councilor. The Health Policy Advisory Council  (HPAC) consists of key surgeon advocates who have developed expertise on legislative, political, and regulatory issues in order to serve as a two-way communication pathway between Fellows at-large and the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy, and to mentor future members of other health care committees. To help facilitate these efforts, HPAC Councilors serve as grassroots ambassadors forming an extensive, nationwide grassroots advocacy network.

Take action. Taking action on issues of importance to you is vital to make your voice heard in Washington.

Learn about your legislators. Understanding your representatives or senators backgrounds, key committee assignments, voting history, and/or relevant leadership roles or caucuses they sit on will help you establish a level of respect within an office.